Washington Ave / Rice Military
What Its Known For
WASHINGTON AVE / RICE MILITARY
The Washington Ave neighborhood gets its name for—drumroll, please—being the area surrounding the major street. For Rice Military, however, there’s a bit more of a history lesson behind the name. This neighborhood used to be home to a World War I-era military camp and is named for a prominent family from that time period (yes, the same family that Rice University and Rice Village get their names from!) Today, this area is a super popular area to call home, especially for the young professional crowd.
Rivaling the Heights for the most pet-friendly neighborhood in Houston, Washington Ave makes a strong case for top dog — along with the huge dog park at Buffalo Bayou along with plenty of walking trails, there are a ton of patio bars that welcome furry friends as patrons around here.
The nightlife scene on Washington is a major attraction — you’ll find everything from chill patio situations to local breweries with rooftop views of the skyline. If you’re looking for a Sunday-scary fighting brunch spot to recap the evening, there’s a good chance you’ll end up on Washington for that, too.
APARTMENTS ON WASHINGTON AVE / RICE MILITARY
These neighborhoods are home to tons of mid-rise apartments. Generally, apartments on Washignton Ave tend to be more affordable, while rentals in the Rice Military neighborhood near Memorial Park tend to get pricier. There are a ton of options with cool amenities like rooftop pools, putt putt courses, and more!
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